History FanficRecs / HarryPotterForWantOfANail

16th Aug '16 1:55:03 PM dovekoire
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* It also has a sequel (Harry's second year) ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8239413/1/The-Serpentine-Subterfuge The Serpentine Subterfuge]]'' which is also complete, as well as a third book ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10041727/1/The-Ambiguous-Artifice The Ambiguous Artifice]]'' which has yet to see its sixth chapter. There is way too much in the entire story to cover in one comment, however, be prepared for a Tom Riddle who is not an obvious Dark Lord, a Snape who is not unreasonable (though, his character is still portrayed with proper justice) and a Harry who wishes to become a Potions Mistress (to James Potter's dismay.). I do not want to spoil the book, but most of the things Harry does needs to be taken with a pinch of salt (not to say she is a Mary Sue, however, it is hard to relate to her work schedule properly- something that is appropriately lampshaded many times by her friends). All in all, a highly entertaining story, I would recommend this to all Harry Potter fans; at least do not judge until after reading the first chapter.

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* It also has a sequel (Harry's two complete sequels that cover Harry's second year) year ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8239413/1/The-Serpentine-Subterfuge The Serpentine Subterfuge]]'' which is also complete, as well as a Subterfuge]]'' and third book year ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10041727/1/The-Ambiguous-Artifice The Ambiguous Artifice]]'' which Artifice]]''. The fourth book, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11911497/1/The-Futile-Facade The Futile Facade]]'', has yet to see its sixth fourth chapter. There is way too much in the entire story to cover in one comment, however, be prepared for a Tom Riddle who is not an obvious Dark Lord, a Snape who is not unreasonable (though, his character is still portrayed with proper justice) and a Harry who wishes to become a Potions Mistress (to James Potter's dismay.). dismay). I do not want to spoil the book, but most of the things Harry does needs to be taken with a pinch of salt (not to say she is a Mary Sue, however, it is hard to relate to her work schedule properly- resembles canon Hermione's - something that is appropriately lampshaded many times by her friends). All in all, a highly entertaining story, I would recommend this to all Harry Potter fans; at least do not judge until after reading the first chapter.
2nd Aug '16 11:26:50 AM Nerdman3000
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* ''Comments:'' Currently one of the longest Harry Potter fanfics on Fanfiction.Net, Black Bond is an interesting fic in that it's not afraid to take old weak ideas and rewrite those ideas to work, creating new and interesting scenarios not commonly seen in other fics. While it does feature an OC character, who is a daughter of Sirius Black, I can note that she is from my opinion one of the more competently written Harry Potter OC's that I've read, who like many of the characters in the fic, goes through a lot of enjoyable character development, becoming a great character of her own by the end. The first part of the story, recently completed is over a million words, and time wise it has only finished year Three. Starting very similar to canon minus the addition of Sirius's daughter and the effects of her characters existence, it soon goes completely AU quickly, with Sirius escaping Azkaban in Harry's first year, and Years Two and Three becoming radically different as a result.

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* ''Comments:'' Currently one of the longest Harry Potter fanfics on Fanfiction.Net, Black Bond is an interesting fic in that it's not afraid to take old weak ideas and rewrite those ideas to work, creating new and interesting original scenarios not commonly seen in other fics. While it does feature an OC character, who is a daughter of Sirius Black, I can note that she is from my opinion one of the more competently written Harry Potter OC's that I've read, who like many of the characters in the fic, goes through a lot of enjoyable character development, becoming a great character of her own by the end. The first part of the story, recently completed is over a million words, and time wise it has only finished year Three. Starting very similar to canon minus the addition of Sirius's daughter and the effects of her characters existence, it soon goes completely AU quickly, with Sirius escaping Azkaban in Harry's first year, and Years Two and Three becoming radically different as a result.result, with Year Three being especially original compared to canon.
2nd Aug '16 11:24:09 AM Nerdman3000
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* ''Comments:'' Currently one of the longest Harry Potter fanfics on Fanfiction.Net, Black Bond is an interesting fic in that it's not afraid to take old ideas and rewrite those ideas to work. While it does feature an OC character, who is a daughter of Sirius Black, I can note that she is one of the more competently written Harry Potter OC's that I've read, who like many of the characters in the fic, goes through a lot of enjoyable character development, becoming a great character of her own by the end. The first part of the story, recently completed is over a million words, and time wise it has only finished year Three. Starting very similar to canon minus the addition of Sirius's daughter and the effects of her characters existence, it soon goes completely AU quickly, with Sirius escaping Azkaban in Harry's first year, and Years Two and Three becoming radically different as a result.

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* ''Comments:'' Currently one of the longest Harry Potter fanfics on Fanfiction.Net, Black Bond is an interesting fic in that it's not afraid to take old weak ideas and rewrite those ideas to work. work, creating new and interesting scenarios not commonly seen in other fics. While it does feature an OC character, who is a daughter of Sirius Black, I can note that she is from my opinion one of the more competently written Harry Potter OC's that I've read, who like many of the characters in the fic, goes through a lot of enjoyable character development, becoming a great character of her own by the end. The first part of the story, recently completed is over a million words, and time wise it has only finished year Three. Starting very similar to canon minus the addition of Sirius's daughter and the effects of her characters existence, it soon goes completely AU quickly, with Sirius escaping Azkaban in Harry's first year, and Years Two and Three becoming radically different as a result.
2nd Aug '16 11:21:19 AM Nerdman3000
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* ''Comments:'' Currently one of the longest Harry Potter fanfics on Fanfiction.Net, Black Bond is an interesting fic in that it's not afraid to take old ideas and rewrite those ideas to work. While it does feature an OC character, who is a daughter of Sirius Black, I can note that she is one of the more competently written Harry Potter OC's that I've read, who like many of the characters in the fic, goes through a lot of enjoyable character development, becoming a great character of her own by the end. The first part of the story, recently completed is over a million words, and time wise it has only finished year Three. Starting very similar to canon minus the addition of Sirius's daughter and the effects of her characters existence, it soon goes completely AU quickly, with Sirius escaping Azkaban in Harry's first year, and Years Two and Three becoming radically different as a result. If I had one really complaint, it is that I felt it is the author's choice to make Acqulia's mom an OC sister of Marlene [=McKinnon=]. While the mother, who is dead throughout all of the fic minus the prologue, isn't by any stretch of the imagination poorly written in the fewscenes we get with her, I personally felt her to be unnecessary, as she could have easily been Marlene herself and it wouldn't have made a difference. Despite that though, Black Bond is a good and enjoyable long read that is getting even better as it goes on.

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* ''Comments:'' Currently one of the longest Harry Potter fanfics on Fanfiction.Net, Black Bond is an interesting fic in that it's not afraid to take old ideas and rewrite those ideas to work. While it does feature an OC character, who is a daughter of Sirius Black, I can note that she is one of the more competently written Harry Potter OC's that I've read, who like many of the characters in the fic, goes through a lot of enjoyable character development, becoming a great character of her own by the end. The first part of the story, recently completed is over a million words, and time wise it has only finished year Three. Starting very similar to canon minus the addition of Sirius's daughter and the effects of her characters existence, it soon goes completely AU quickly, with Sirius escaping Azkaban in Harry's first year, and Years Two and Three becoming radically different as a result.
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If I had one really complaint, it is that I felt it is the author's choice to make Acqulia's mom an OC sister of Marlene [=McKinnon=]. While the mother, who is dead throughout all of the fic minus the prologue, isn't by any stretch of the imagination poorly written in the fewscenes we get with her, I personally felt her to be unnecessary, as she could have easily been Marlene herself and it wouldn't have made a difference.
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Despite that though, Black Bond is a good and enjoyable long read that is getting even better as it goes on.
2nd Aug '16 11:18:27 AM Nerdman3000
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* ''Comments:'' A pretty interesting tale featuring what the Harry Potter world would have been like if Sirius Black had a daughter. It's a pretty long tale, which is currently half a million words. The OC daughter of Sirius is pretty good, although I felt it was unnecessary when the author made Acqulia's mom an OC sister of Marlene [=McKinnon=]. I personally felt the mother could have easily been Marlene herself and it wouldn't have made a difference. Still it's a good long read that is getting even better as it goes on. It also goes completely AU quickly, with Sirius escaping Azkaban in Harry's first year, and Years Two and Three be radically different as a result.

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* ''Comments:'' A pretty interesting tale featuring what Currently one of the longest Harry Potter world would have been like if Sirius fanfics on Fanfiction.Net, Black had a daughter. It's a pretty long tale, which Bond is currently half a million words. The an interesting fic in that it's not afraid to take old ideas and rewrite those ideas to work. While it does feature an OC character, who is a daughter of Sirius is pretty good, although Black, I felt it was unnecessary when the author made Acqulia's mom an OC sister of Marlene [=McKinnon=]. I personally felt the mother could have easily been Marlene herself and it wouldn't have made a difference. Still it's a good long read can note that she is getting even better as it one of the more competently written Harry Potter OC's that I've read, who like many of the characters in the fic, goes on. It also through a lot of enjoyable character development, becoming a great character of her own by the end. The first part of the story, recently completed is over a million words, and time wise it has only finished year Three. Starting very similar to canon minus the addition of Sirius's daughter and the effects of her characters existence, it soon goes completely AU quickly, with Sirius escaping Azkaban in Harry's first year, and Years Two and Three be becoming radically different as a result.result. If I had one really complaint, it is that I felt it is the author's choice to make Acqulia's mom an OC sister of Marlene [=McKinnon=]. While the mother, who is dead throughout all of the fic minus the prologue, isn't by any stretch of the imagination poorly written in the fewscenes we get with her, I personally felt her to be unnecessary, as she could have easily been Marlene herself and it wouldn't have made a difference. Despite that though, Black Bond is a good and enjoyable long read that is getting even better as it goes on.
25th Jul '16 10:48:57 AM Chrispang
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** Tentatively supported by @/Chrispang: There's a lot of bright ideas, and a lot of the science is worth googling (if at many times inacuurate when inserted). As a loyal SF fan and "science"/logic minded troper, the way it works in elements of genuine science and rationale is Awesome. What fails, however, is everything else. :( CharacterDevelopment doesn't really happen, [[spoiler: Hermione dies, but is brought back to life in the end.]] The Rational!Harry acts remarkably passively for all his grand talk of conquering science and is rather delusional. Whatever (super)powers he does get i.e. the [[spoiler: True!Patronus that comes from "rational thinking", the ability to partially transfigure, and/or his "rational methods"]] are taught to him or come in almost epiphanical fashion. He also practices the ancient method of "ThinkaboutitreallyhardandIt'llsolveitself" which, while solving problems, doesn't make for the most exciting reading. However, the fic's biggest problems come from a few... er... deep-rooted biases. Aside from the intellectualism here (anyone not superintelligent (or on the way to becoming so) is practically given zero screen time, rationality is giving equal (or higher billing) than actual science, and [[spoiler: Draco and Harry's "Bayesian Conspiracy" uses remarkably little bayesian logic]], followed by transhumanism edging it's way in uncomfortably, and the author trying to decide whether to use Superevil!Quirrel or Rational!Harry as a mouthpiece.

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** Tentatively **Tentatively supported by @/Chrispang: There's a lot of bright ideas, and a lot of the science is worth googling (if at many times inacuurate when inserted). As a loyal SF fan and "science"/logic minded troper, the way it works in elements of genuine science and rationale is Awesome. What fails, however, is everything else. :( CharacterDevelopment doesn't really happen, [[spoiler: Hermione dies, but is brought back to life in the end.]] The Rational!Harry acts remarkably passively for all his grand talk of conquering science and is rather delusional. Whatever (super)powers he does get i.e. the [[spoiler: True!Patronus that comes from "rational thinking", the ability to partially transfigure, and/or his "rational methods"]] are taught to him or come in almost epiphanical fashion. He also practices the ancient method of "ThinkaboutitreallyhardandIt'llsolveitself" which, while solving problems, doesn't make for the most exciting reading. However, the fic's biggest problems come from a few... er... deep-rooted biases. Aside from the intellectualism here (anyone here, anyone not superintelligent (or on the way to becoming so) is practically given zero screen time, the author's brand of bayesian rationality is giving given equal (or higher billing) higher) billing than actual science, and [[spoiler: Draco and Harry's "Bayesian Conspiracy" uses remarkably little bayesian logic]], followed by transhumanism edging it's way in uncomfortably, and the author trying to decide whether to use Superevil!Quirrel or Rational!Harry as a mouthpiece.
25th Jul '16 10:47:26 AM Chrispang
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**Tentatively supported by @/Chrispang: There's a lot of bright ideas, and a lot of the science is worth googling (if at many times inacuurate when inserted). As a loyal SF fan and "science"/logic minded troper, the way it works in elements of genuine science and rationale is Awesome. What fails, however, is everything else. :( CharacterDevelopment doesn't really happen, [[spoiler: Hermione dies, but is brought back to life in the end.]] The Rational!Harry acts remarkably passively for all his grand talk of conquering science and is rather delusional. Whatever (super)powers he does get i.e. the [[spoiler: True!Patronus that comes from "rational thinking", the ability to partially transfigure, and/or his "rational methods"]] are taught to him or come in almost epiphanical fashion. He also practices the ancient method of "ThinkaboutitreallyhardandIt'llsolveitself" which, while solving problems, doesn't make for the most exciting reading. However, the fic's biggest problems come from a few... er... deep-rooted biases. Aside from the intellectualism here (anyone not superintelligent (or on the way to becoming so) is practically given zero screen time, rationality is giving equal (or higher billing) than actual science, and [[spoiler: Draco and Harry's "Bayesian Conspiracy" uses remarkably little bayesian logic]], followed by transhumanism edging it's way in uncomfortably, and the author trying to decide whether to use Superevil!Quirrel or Rational!Harry as a mouthpiece.
21st Jun '16 10:12:00 AM UncloudedTJ
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* Recommended by Anthiens, Lavanya Six, @/TyrannoStorm, Dexterfans1s2s7

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* Recommended by Anthiens, Lavanya Six, @/TyrannoStorm, Dexterfans1s2s7[=Dexterfans1s2s7=]



** @/ShayGuy: I kinda liked this one's character interactions and ideas, but thought it fell short in the realm of actual ''conflict''. The bit when [[spoiler:they realize that the basilisk is still on the loose, but without a master]] is about as good as it gets, and that didn't even last very long.
** @/TyrannoStorm: Dudley's joining Hogwarts affects very little. The story is from Harry's point of view, and the main difference is Harry joining Slytherin [[spoiler:and befriending most everyone in it.]] As @/ShayGuy says, this story has little conflict. Personally, I found the lack of suspense a welcome change.

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** @/ShayGuy: [=ShayGuy=]: I kinda liked this one's character interactions and ideas, but thought it fell short in the realm of actual ''conflict''. The bit when [[spoiler:they realize that the basilisk is still on the loose, but without a master]] is about as good as it gets, and that didn't even last very long.
** @/TyrannoStorm: Dudley's joining Hogwarts affects very little. The story is from Harry's point of view, and the main difference is Harry joining Slytherin [[spoiler:and befriending most everyone in it.]] As @/ShayGuy [=ShayGuy=] says, this story has little conflict. Personally, I found the lack of suspense a welcome change.



** NamonakiRei: Fourthed. It's an amazing read, the characters are, for the most part, spot-on, and what divergences there are from the books are because the story was started before the end of the series. Note that Promises Defended is not finished on sugarquill.net; here it is on Website/FanFictionDotNet: ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2204188/1/Promises-Defended Promises Defended]]''

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** NamonakiRei: [=NamonakiRei=]: Fourthed. It's an amazing read, the characters are, for the most part, spot-on, and what divergences there are from the books are because the story was started before the end of the series. Note that Promises Defended is not finished on sugarquill.net; here it is on Website/FanFictionDotNet: ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2204188/1/Promises-Defended Promises Defended]]''



* Recommended by Valjean, force42, Fenro, Aeliren85

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* Recommended by Valjean, force42, Fenro, Aeliren85[=Aeliren85=]



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6563043/1/The_Real_Memory The Real Memory]]'' by Enigmaticrose4

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6563043/1/The_Real_Memory The Real Memory]]'' by Enigmaticrose4[=Enigmaticrose4=]



* ''Status'': Incomplete. Last updated 2014-02-24.

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* ''Status'': Incomplete. Last updated 2014-02-24.March 2016. Warning slow updates.



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5249207/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Magic_Unleashed Harry Potter and the Magic Unleashed]]'' by Sooner90

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5249207/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Magic_Unleashed Harry Potter and the Magic Unleashed]]'' by Sooner90 [=Sooner90=]



''FanFic/WhenInDoubtObliviate'' by Sarah1281

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''FanFic/WhenInDoubtObliviate'' by Sarah1281[=Sarah1281=]



* Recommended by [=MandibleBones=] and Nerdman3000

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* Recommended by [=MandibleBones=] and Nerdman3000[=MandibleBones=], [=Nerdman3000=]



*** @/TheFlyingHamster: One thing this troper loves about this fic is that the characters who've been 'incorrectly' sorted grow into their houses. It really addresses the issue of 11 year old being put in houses for the next 7 years based on their 11 year old self's personality.

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*** @/TheFlyingHamster: ** [=TheFlyingHamster=]: One thing this troper loves about this fic is that the characters who've been 'incorrectly' sorted grow into their houses. It really addresses the issue of 11 year old being put in houses for the next 7 years based on their 11 year old self's personality.



* Recommended by Nerdman3000

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* Recommended by Nerdman3000[=Nerdman3000=]



* Recommended by Mana001

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* Recommended by Mana001[=Mana001=]



''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8045114/23/ A Marauder's Plan]]'' by [=CatsAreCool=]

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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8045114/23/ net/s/8045114/1/ A Marauder's Plan]]'' by [=CatsAreCool=]
17th Jun '16 3:02:46 PM Dame-Amaryllis
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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8045114/23/ A Marauder's Plan]]'' by [=CatsAreCool=]
* Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
* Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Diverge after ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. Sirius decides to stay in England after escaping Hogwarts and makes protecting Harry his priority.
[=[[reviews:AMaraudersPlan]]=]
2nd Jun '16 10:22:30 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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** Also recommended on the HarryPotterShipping page.

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** Also recommended on the HarryPotterShipping FanficRecs/HarryPotterShipping page.
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